Artesian Resources Corporation ( ARTNA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 07, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2027 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 22, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ARTNA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5.03% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of ARTNA was $22.2, representing a -9.13% decrease from the 52 week high of $24.43 and a 21.44% increase over the 52 week low of $18.28.
ARTNA is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as American Water Works ( AWK ) and Companhia de saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Paulo - Sabesp ( SBS ). ARTNA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.14. Zacks Investment Research reports ARTNA's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 25.82%, compared to an industry average of 30.6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the ARTNA Dividend History page.